Pershing County track and field team competes at Fallon Elks Invitational

Pershing County’s Hayley Montes jumps in the 300-meter hurdles in Fallon last Saturday.

Pershing County’s Hayley Montes jumps in the 300-meter hurdles in Fallon last Saturday.

Last Saturday, 21 PCHS athletes braved the wind to run, leap and throw to the best of their abilities.

They competed in the Fallon Invitational, along with teams from over two dozen other schools.

“It was a nice day but it got windy,” coach Chelsea Montes said. The wind makes it harder on the runners so their times typically are a bit slower. It’s a harder push.”

Even so, Lovelock made a strong showing. The boys finished eighth out of 21 with 44 team points. 

Magdalena Ramirez and Sugeily Valtierra get ready to throw the shot put for the Mustangs.

The girls finished thirteenth out of 19 teams with 11 team points. 

The top three teams for the boys were Spring Creek, Truckee, and Sparks. The top three girl’s teams were Truckee, Spring Creek and Fernley.

Sophomore Josiah Hunt placed fourth in the 100 and 200-meter races. He teamed up with Luis Sanchez, Denzel Zaldivar and Aaron Zelaya to finish second in the 4x200 relay. Sanchez set a new PR in the 200 meters (27.62) and 1600 meters (5:51.70). 

Angelo Gibson, Jorden Fitch and Ashton Jimenez each PR’d in the 800 meters. Gibson placed second (2:13.42).

Brian Kauvaka and Brian Lora each PR’d in the shot put. Tyrn Sam, Bryan Lora and Brian Kauvaka PR’d in the discus. Tyler Hamilton PR’d in the long jump with a leap of 10-07.00.

On the girls side, Khloe Montes, Kenya Vaughan, Chelsea Woodard and Hayley Montes finished third in the 4x200 relay. 

Vaughan and Elizabeth Nava Gonzalez PR’d in the 100 meters. Woodard PR’d in the 200 meters and Hayley Montes and Emma Blondheim PR’d in the 400 meters. 

Magdalena Ramirez PR’d in shot put with a throw of (20-07.50) and Sugeily Valtierra, Ariana Garcia and Ramirez each PR’d in the discus. 

The team travels to the Battle Mountain Invitational on Friday, at 9 a.m.